The Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy was made possible by a generous gift from Janice Mitchell Vassar. This gift to Meridian Health will have an unprecedented impact on our visually impaired friends, family, and neighbors by making educational opportunities available for patients and caregivers, providing information, and offering free screenings to the community.
As part of community outreach initiatives made possible by the Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy, eyeglass collections are now being held at Meridian Health locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Collected prescription eyeglasses, as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, will be donated to the "Lions Recycle for Sight" program.
For more information, please email Allison.Cerco@hackensackmeridian.org.
Information and registration for upcoming vision programs is available by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. Programs are made possible by the Mitchell- Vassar Bright Future-Legacy.
To learn more about eye diseases and prevention visit the Meridian Health Wellness Center.
Looking for a physician in your area? By using our Physician Directory, you can search for a New Jersey physician by specialty, facility, town, and zip code right now. For more information on any Meridian Health physician, call1-800-DOCTORS or 1-800-560-9990.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Services
Meridian At Home is providing Low Vision Rehabilitation Services. Individuals who are Home Bound and diagnosed with moderate to severe visual impairment may be eligible. Low vision services must be prescribed by a physician and administered under a plan of care developed by a qualified therapist.
There are normal eye changes and vision loss occurs as we get older. However, Low Vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, it is still difficult to perform everyday tasks due to visual challenges. Most people develop low vision because of eye diseases and health conditions such as macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, diabetes and stroke. Although vision that is lost usually cannot be restored, rehabilitation training can help individuals optimize the use of existing vision and improve independence and quality of life. Rehabilitation can help prevent accidents, like falls and burns that often occur when someone cannot navigate well due to vision loss. Improving safety, independence and functional abilities with daily tasks are the focus areas of low vision skill training in the home care setting.
Meridian At Home may be able to help. For more information, please call 1-800-655-2555.